Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I just don't understand days like today. I came into work this morning, to the heartbreaking news that my collegue and friend Tara, had given birth to a baby girl late last night, but that their beautiful little girl hadn't made it. Even as I write this, the confusion takes over and the shock of the news sets in all over again. No matter how hard I try, I can't make sense of this. To have carried this baby for the last 9, almost 10 months and to have to come home to a nursery, with no baby, just makes me feel sick to my stomach. My heart aches today. For the pain they are feeling, and the very tough road they have ahead of them. I can't even begin to imagine...

I cringe every time the phone rings because I know it will be just one more person I have to share the bad news with. Everyone has been asking about Tara for the last 2 weeks now, checking to see if she had had the baby yet. She's loved by so many people, work related and non-work related, and I just hate that I have to tell them this awful news. I just don't understand why things like this happen. But one thing I do know is that He is Sovereign and only He can bring the healing and comfort they need in this time. So if you think of it, please keep Tara, her husband and their family in your prayers. This isn't going to be easy.

I just wish this day was over... wish it wasn't a reality...

7 comments:

Kendall & Sabrina said...

I pray that God might use you at your place of work to be a vessel of His grace today, and in the weeks and months to come. May God bring you comfort as you wrestle with questions of why? Praying that His grace and power would be made known in the life of Tara and her husband.

Kaz said...

Awww, honey... it just doesn't make sense, does it? I will be praying for Tara and her family, and also for you as you field the questions for her. Stay with it... press forward, God gives strength to those of us who give up our efforts in exchange for His perfect strength.

Jen said...

I am shocked to read this Bon. I will keep Tara and her husband as well as the rest of her family in my prayers. I can't even begin to understand this. I will also be praying for strength for you as I know your friendship will me much needed over the next while. Love you.

Anonymous said...

Oh no no no. Oh how heartbreaking.

That has to be one of the most wretched and horrifying experiences to live through.

I am praying. I will continue to pray.

Leanne

Tim and Kelsie-Lynn said...

Praying for all of you today. Its so heartbreaking...

Tim and Kelsie-Lynn said...

Praying for all of you today. Its so heartbreaking...

Nathan & Melissa said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I can't imagine what she and her husband must be going through! I will keep them in my prayers!
I wanted to thank you for the comment you left on our blog. It was wonderful and encouraging to receive! We are really looking forward to joining Central and serving God there! So thank you! I anticipate meeting you!